Italy Reads News

Italy Reads 2023 Kicks Off 14th Year of Activities

Italy Reads 2023 Kicks Off 14th Year of Activities

October 10, 2023, marked the start of the Italy Reads 2023 program, which this year focuses on Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.

Italy Reads Student Video Contest Winners Announced

Italy Reads Student Video Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the 14th annual Italy Reads Student Video Contest were announced during an online award ceremony held on March 16, 2023.

Italy Reads Presents Interview and Digital Newsletter Project

Italy Reads Presents Interview and Digital Newsletter Project

On February 22, during an online meeting, students from various Italian high schools participated with their teachers in a presentation of their final work for the Italy Reads Interview and Digital Newsletter Project.

JCU’s Italy Reads Program featured in Margaret Fuller Society Newsletter “Conversations”

JCU’s Italy Reads Program featured in Margaret Fuller Society Newsletter “Conversations”

The focus of the 2022-2023 edition of Italy Reads is Margaret Fuller’s Summer on the Lakes in 1843. The Margaret Fuller Society played an important role in this year’s edition of Italy Reads, and it is an honor to be featured in the society’s newsletter.

Italy Reads 2022 Kicks Off 13th Edition with Annual Keynote Address

Italy Reads 2022 Kicks Off 13th Edition with Annual Keynote Address

Italy Reads kicked off its 13th year as JCU’s community-based English language cultural exchange program with the annual Keynote Address on October 18, 2022.

JCU’s Programs for High Schools: How the University Reaches Out to the Local Community

JCU’s Programs for High Schools: How the University Reaches Out to the Local Community

John Cabot University organizes free online English language development programs that are available nation-wide to Italian high school students and teachers.

Keynote Speaker Melanie Masterton Sherazi Kicks Off Italy Reads 2021-2022

Keynote Speaker Melanie Masterton Sherazi Kicks Off Italy Reads 2021-2022

On October 19, JCU welcomed Dr. Melanie Masterton Sherazi as this year’s Italy Reads keynote speaker, to talk about the program’s featured novel, Beetlecreek.

A World of Your Own: Study Abroad Alumna Amanda Frazier

A World of Your Own: Study Abroad Alumna Amanda Frazier

Alumna Amanda Frazier studied abroad at JCU in Spring 2016. She was an active participant in Italy Reads, a community-based English language reading and cultural exchange program. Amanda is currently a high school teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

Teach to Learn: Study Abroad Alumnus Luke Harris

Teach to Learn: Study Abroad Alumnus Luke Harris

Born in Lake Tahoe, California, and raised in Sacramento, Luke Harris studied abroad at JCU in Fall 2019, where he participated in the Italy Reads program. He is currently teaching 8th grade at an elementary school in Stockton, California.

Italy Reads 2019-2020 Announces Winners of Student Video Contest

Italy Reads 2019-2020 Announces Winners of Student Video Contest

JCU's Italy Reads Program announced the winners of the Student Video Contest on April 1, 2020. Italy Reads is a community-based English language reading and cultural exchange program.

Italy Reads: Professor Antonio Lopez on Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

Italy Reads: Professor Antonio Lopez on Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

On October 14, John Cabot’s Italy Reads program hosted JCU Department Chair and Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Antonio Lopez, who presented 'Silent Spring in 2020: What Rachel Carson Teaches Us About COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis.'

Teacher Training Workshop: JCU Italy Reads Welcomes High School Teachers

Teacher Training Workshop: JCU Italy Reads Welcomes High School Teachers

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, John Cabot University’s Italy Reads program welcomed 70 of the nearly 200 teachers from the 65 participating high schools to the Teacher Training Workshop.

Italy Reads 2018 Inaugurated by Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark Bosco

Italy Reads 2018 Inaugurated by Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark Bosco

John Cabot University’s Italy Reads 2018 Program welcomed Dr. Mark Bosco, S. J., who delivered a keynote address on Flannery O’Connor in the Aula Magna Regina on October 10, 2018.

Italy Reads Students Interview Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins

Italy Reads Students Interview Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins

The Italy Reads 2017 Keynote Address by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins was an occasion for 14 high school students and 4 JCU students (Italy Reads Volunteers) to get hands-on experience while contributing to the success of the kick-off event for JCU’s 9th annual program of English language reading and cultural exchange.

Italy Reads 2017 Welcomes Poet Billy Collins and Astronaut Paolo Nespoli

Italy Reads 2017 Welcomes Poet Billy Collins and Astronaut Paolo Nespoli

On Thursday, October 12, John Cabot University Italy Reads welcomed former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins for the Keynote Address on Emily Dickinson. The event kicked off with a greeting from outer space from Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

Celebrating Student Creativity: 8th Edition of Italy Reads Student Video Contest

Celebrating Student Creativity: 8th Edition of Italy Reads Student Video Contest

Italy Reads is John Cabot’s community-based reading and cultural exchange program and it is currently in its 8th year with up to 65 high schools involved.

“Decentering Native Privilege: Italy Reads, Writes, Pitches” at TESOL Italy’s National Convention

“Decentering Native Privilege: Italy Reads, Writes, Pitches” at TESOL Italy’s National Convention

The themes of the convention were “The privilege of the Non-native speaker” and “English in multicultural education.”

Italy Reads: Keynote Address by Professor Sarah Churchwell

Italy Reads: Keynote Address by Professor Sarah Churchwell

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, John Cabot University presented the Italy Reads Keynote Address by Professor Sarah Churchwell.

JCU and The English Theatre of Rome Present The Glass Menagerie

JCU and The English Theatre of Rome Present The Glass Menagerie

John Cabot University's Italy Reads Program , in collaboration with The English Theatre of Rome, presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.

JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship Welcomes High School Students for “Italy Pitches”

JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship Welcomes High School Students for “Italy Pitches”

Italy Pitches is a national, Elevator Pitch-style competition in English, focused on advocating for non profits, open to Italian High School students.